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Balbinny Brochs

Scotland / Balbinny, Dundee
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Full description
A rustic, luxurious bolthole that blends into the historic landscape of Angus, with a hot tub, generous on-site facilities, and rural views.

Beautifully nestled on a family farm in the heart of rural Angus, you'll find Balbinny perfectly located between the sleepy Scottish market towns of Forfar and Brechin. 

Featuring generous, sustainable on-site facilities (fitness suite, pool and spa anyone?), you can also expect to enjoy 180-degree views across the river South Esk, all the way out to the Cairngorms.

Steeped in history, the luxurious brochs you'll find here are named for the ancient stone dwellings that were unique to this area of Scotland. Built directly into the landscape, crafted from reclaimed stone, and featuring a grass roof, each broch blends seamlessly into the rolling farmland that surrounds them.

Inside, contemporary luxury meets traditional Scottish country style, with a crackling log burner to warm your evenings, and modern additions that include a Sonos sound system and a large flatscreen TV - just in case you ever tire of those breathtaking views from your broch's huge French windows!

Meanwhile, you'll find the kitchen area is a joy to cook in, with its solid oak worktops, and mod cons that include that all-important dishwasher.

When it's time to turn in, there are two en-suite bedrooms that sleep up to four guests - a super kingsize master with upcycled headboards and an indulgent rain shower, and a twin or kingsize with a gorgeous feature bath.

Spend the time beforehand gathered together in the living area over post-dinner drinks, or how about a sunset-watching session in your Swedish wood-burning hot tub, with panoramic views out to the Cairngorms, instead?

There's plenty to see and do in the local area, starting with Balbinny's on-site facilities - including an award-winning, glass-fronted pool, spa and gym complex with views of the Angus Glens. There's also an outdoor tennis court, and a multi-games sports pitch, both ideal for competitive types.

Not in the mood to exert any energy? Relax in the six-person Jacuzzi, heated by eco-friendly air source technology, or book a relaxing therapeutic treatment.

Those looking to explore will enjoy discovering the farm's network of fenced footpaths, leading you past the famous Aberlemno Pictish Stones, and along the banks of the Lemno burn. 

Otherwise, simply jump in the car to access over 20 golf courses, including the Open Courses at St. Andrews and Carnoustie, or wander along the remote, windswept beach at Lunan Bay, which is also perfect for watersports enthusiasts.

With a little something for everyone to be found at Balbinny Brochs, there's only one question left to ask: when are you booking your trip?

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Check in at 3pm, check out by 10am. No smoking.
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The basics

The basics

Region: Balbinny, Dundee
Cost (from): £248 per night
Sleeps: 4 per broch
Bedrooms: 2 per broch
Bathrooms: 2 per broch
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 1534

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Two traditional Scottish brochs, each sleeping 4 guests: Open-plan living and kitchen area: seating, large French windows with views to the Cairngorms, wood-burning stove with logs and firelighters, Sonos sound system, large flatscreen satellite TV, fully-equipped kitchen with oak worktops, wine cooler, dishwasher, washer/dryer.  Master bedroom: superking bed with upcycled headboards, flatscreen TV, en-suite shower room with rainfall shower.  Second bedroom: kingsize or twin beds, en-suite bathroom with feature bath.  Exterior: Swedish wood-burning hot tub.  Underfloor heating throughout.  Provided: linen, towels, Wi-Fi, adult bathrobes.  Onsite facilities: gym, spa, indoor swimming pool, tennis court, sports pitch, footpaths.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, fitness, swimming, watersports, beaches, tennis, golf, fishing, historic sites, market towns.

At a glance

At a glance

  • Two traditional Scottish brochs, each sleeping up to four guests, nestled on a family farm in the heart of Angus, Scotland.
  • The site at Balbinny also features steading accommodation, and luxurious facilities that include a glass-fronted pool, spa, and fitness complex, an outdoor tennis court, and a network of historic footpaths.
  • Each broch includes a private Swedish wood-fired hot tub, along with full kitchen facilities and two en-suite bedrooms (one superking, and one twin or kingsize - whichever you prefer).
  • There are over 20 golf courses in the surrounding area, along with remote beaches and market towns to explore.

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